| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich.
The flightless — and, in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Unable to come to terms on a new distribution agreement, CBS-owned channels have gone dark on Time Warner Cable systems around the country, including Los Angeles and New York City.
In Los Angeles, the signals of KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks.
Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse — one among many sites that...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks. Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse — one among many sites that...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Pull up a chair — James Caan has a story to tell.
The 73-year-old actor is between shots of the ABC comedy "Back in the Game," which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25. In the comedy, he stars as a gruff and boorish ex-pro baseball player trying to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Director Michael Campus vividly recalls the reaction to his film "The Mack" from the opening-night audience 40 years ago in Oakland.
The film, starring Max Julien as the charismatic pimp Goldie and Richard Pryor as his friend Slim, had shot in the Bay...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Rogert Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who died today, leaves behind a rich legacy, thanks to a shelf-full of books that explore movies -- and his own life.
His memoir, "Life Itself," dealt with his battle with alcoholism and the later,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Proving once again that anything can be made into a reality TV series, REELZ Channel announced Wednesday that Al Capone's descendants will be the centerpiece of a new docuseries.
"The Capones" will debut this fall and stars Dom and Dawn Capone, owners of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:21 PM
In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be — spoiler alert — a worthless fake.
But at a movie memorabilia auction in New York City Monday, the real prop sold...